Will Strauss: Wireless/DSP Newsletter

Today, 10/10, is a Big Day--In Taiwan

Also known as "Double-Ten Day", it's a National Day in the Republic of China, the formal name of Taiwan (not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China on the mainland). It commemorates the overthrow of the Qing dynasty in 1911, and is celebrated in many overseas Chinese communities, as well. I... Read More »

Samsung to Become "One-Stop Shop" for Cellphone Chips?

By Will Strauss With its recent acquisition of CSR's Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and FM business, Samsung Semiconductor (the world's second largest chip house after Intel) has instantly moved in to the $3 billion "combo" cellphone chip business, expanding from its huge memory... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 6/18/2012

 Smartphones are Good Business…at Least for Apple & Samsung   Headline-grabbing Nokia is still struggling with massive layoffs looming.  Poor RIM is trying to find its way back.  Sony is clawing back from their Sony-Ericsson misadventure, HTC... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter, 5/3/2012

by Will Strauss Intel Inside® Smartphone Shipments Begin…in India Since Intel's acquisition of the cellular properties of Infineon Technologies AG, millions of cellphones have shipped with "Intel Inside." But no handsets have had the Intel legacy for the Intel Inside® nom... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter, 4/3/2012

by Will Strauss Intel Inside® Smartphone Shipments Begin…in India Since Intel's acquisition of the cellular properties of Infineon Technologies AG, millions of cellphones have shipped with "Intel Inside." But no handsets have had the Intel legacy for the Intel Inside® nom... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter, 3/21/2012

 by Will Strauss Mobile World Congress Afterthoughts MWC'12 in Barcelona ended the first day of March and had record attendance of 67,000 from 205 countries, of which probably half could be counted as company executives and included some 3,500 CEOs.  Unlike some U.S. conferences, almost all of the... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 12/1/2011

MIPS Claims First "Ice Cream Sandwich" Tablet: And Under $100 In what appears to be an end-run around the ARM crowd, little-known Ingenic Semiconductor, a China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, has announced worldwide availability of the world’s first tablet based on Android... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 11/1/2011

Do Silicon Start-Ups Have A Future? This is blatantly lifted from David Manners' October 3rd "Mannerisms" Electronics Weekly blog: My friend David quoted Lawrence Johns of Amadeus Capital Partners, "At the moment most of the VCs in the world will not invest in silicon companies," said... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 10/3/2011

Cavium Jumps into LTE Picocell Market Today, Cavium Networks announced its new Octeon Fusion™ "Baseband-on-a-Chip" cellular infrastructure family, initially addressing carrier-centric picocells. The small-cell base station family is scalable from 32 users to 300. The initial CNF7120, due to ship... Read More »

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 9/6/2011

Nokia's Move to Windows Mobile 7 Now Looks Brilliant Following Google's pending acquisition of Motorola Mobile, the Android world seems to be in a quandary. Will Google favor Motorola with advance info on future Android features and releases? Market-leading Google's Android (of many flavors) may no... Read More »